Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Policy

  • Reports to: Vice President, Early Childhood Policy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Early Childhood
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager on the Early Childhood Policy team. The Senior Campaign Manager/Campaign Manager will plan and manage advocacy work focused on increasing access to high-quality early childhood programs for children from birth to age 5. The position requires strong project management and communications skills, as well as the ability to complete tasks both independently and as part of a team working across organizations.


  • Manage a portfolio of advocacy work focused on expanding access to high-quality early childhood programs for children under age 5, including child care, preschool, home visiting, and Head Start.
  • Execute a cross-organizational strategy to advance federal early childhood legislation, including by developing a legislative strategy for hearings and bill markup, conducting meetings with congressional staff, and planning events targeting legislators and staff.
  • Participate in a multiorganization effort to advocate for increases in federal child care funding and support state advocacy for child care, including by participating in partner calls and meetings, providing technical assistance to state advocates, and maintaining a website with resources for stakeholders.
  • Develop toolkits, op-eds, videos, social media content, and other advocacy materials to advance progressive action on early childhood at the national and state levels.
  • Advise and oversee a strategy to garner more attention to child care in the 2020 presidential election.
  • Support a network of national groups engaged in grassroots organizing and help facilitate constituent engagement with federal elected officials.
  • Contribute ideas to the rollout of early childhood team products—such as reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets—in order to reach a wide range of audiences and maximize the impact of American Progress’ work.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least four years of experience in a related advocacy, policy, or campaign position. Candidates for the Senior Campaign Manager role will have five or more years of experience.
  • Proven track record of project management related to advocacy or campaign work.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically to move a policy agenda forward.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write in a variety of formats—such as op-eds, talking points, and social media—and to present complex material to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and set priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team and across organizations.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

The following qualifications are preferred but not required:

  • Demonstrated record of early childhood advocacy and campaign work.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70. The starting annual salary for this role is $56,000 for the Campaign Manager and $62,000 for the Senior Campaign Manager.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

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